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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. memorization by repetition;
[syn: rote, rote learning]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Rote \Rote\, n. A root. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Rote \Rote\, n. [OE. rote, probably of German origin; cf. MHG. rotte, OHG. rota, hrota, LL. chrotta. Cf. Crowd a kind of violin.] (Mus.) A kind of guitar, the notes of which were produced by a small wheel or wheel-like arrangement; an instrument similar to the hurdy-gurdy. [1913 Webster] Well could he sing and play on a rote. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] extracting mistuned dirges from their harps, crowds, and rotes. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Rote \Rote\, n. [Cf. Rut roaring.] The noise produced by the surf of the sea dashing upon the shore. See Rut. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Rote \Rote\, n. [OF. rote, F. route, road, path. See Route, and cf. Rut a furrow, Routine.] A frequent repetition of forms of speech without attention to the meaning; mere repetition; as, to learn rules by rote. --Swift. [1913 Webster] till he the first verse could [i. e., knew] all by rote. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Thy love did read by rote, and could not spell. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Rote \Rote\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Roted; p. pr. & vb. n. Roting.] To learn or repeat by rote. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Rote \Rote\, v. i. To go out by rotation or succession; to rotate. [Obs.] --Z. Grey. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

rote n 1: memorization by repetition [syn: rote, rote learning]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

33 Moby Thesaurus words for "rote": automatically, commitment to memory, exercise of memory, flashback, grind, groove, hindsight, learning by heart, looking back, mechanically, memoir, memorization, memorizing, pace, recall, recalling, recollecting, recollection, reconsideration, reflection, remembering, remembrance, reminiscence, retrospect, retrospection, review, ritual, rote memory, routine, rut, study, treadmill, unthinkingly